Patent Model - Improved Rack for Sugar, Cream, Salt, &c.

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Mary Mullin (b.1828, d.1902), Patentee
Production date
Aug 31 1869
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Wood, brass
6 x 4 1/2 x 2" (15.2 x 11.4 x 5.1cm)
Mrs. Mullin's patent "consists in the employment of a semicircular rack, designed to hold sugar, cream, salt, and all kinds of seasonings, and to which is attached an alarm-bell..." For restaurant use, the rack is "placed before each individual seated at the table, thereby doing away with the trouble of waiting for a waiter." (Patent Number 94,233)
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